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'Dynasty Warriors 4 Hyper' - 15 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2005 @ 9:04 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Dynasty Warriors 4 Hyper is a first for the series and will see the spectacular massed battles that the Dynasty Warriors games are famed for brought to a whole new audience. Striking visual, twice as many characters on screen, double the draw distance of previous versions, anti aliasing, texture filtering, dynamic shadows and much improved enemy AI.

Ten Things To Know About 'Pro Evolution Soccer 5' (PSP/PS2/Xbox/PC)

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2005 @ 8:53 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Pro Evolution Soccer 5 will feature the utter realism, intuitive play and fast-paced action of the ever-popular series. The PSP version will also be almost identical in terms of available clubs and international sides, with 57 national sides lining up alongside 136 club teams.

'Auto Assault' - 10 Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2005 @ 8:49 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Auto Assault combines vehicular combat with role-playing elements. Players explore a post-apocalyptic future in customizable cars, motorcycles, semis and even tanks. Players battle other players both in arenas and in epic race vs. race wars for control of the regions in a devastated Earth.

'Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines' - v1.8 Update Patch Available NOW

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2005 @ 8:33 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Since Troika is no longer amongst the living this patch is not official, so use at your own discretion. This update brings Activision's Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines retail game to v1.8 (requires v1.2 patch installed) and addresses a number of known issues, gameplay tweaks, bug fixes and so forth. Read more for details and download links ...

'Sid Meier's Civilization IV' - Screens & Trailer

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2005 @ 4:18 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The fourth title in the series of turn based strategy games, Sid Meier's Civilization IV expands on the beloved gameplay of its predecessors with countless new gameplay changes and improvements, including religion, great people and for the first time in the Civilization series, a full 3D engine.

'The Chronicles of Narnia' (ALL) - 59 New Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2005 @ 3:58 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

In the game, players enter the world of Narnia, a land frozen in a 100 year winter by the evil powers of the malevolent White Witch. In order to end this frigid captivity and free his people, the mighty lion Aslan invokes an ancient prophecy. It will become the destiny of four siblings from our world: Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy Pevensie to work together and use their unique combat skills, weaponry and abilities to defeat the Witch and her armies to save Narnia.

Konami Europe Dates 'Karaoke Stage 2' (PS2)

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2005 @ 3:28 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Konami of Europe announced today that it will release Karaoke Stage 2 for PlayStation 2 in March 2006, with the original game's singing elements expanded via a number of innovative gameplay additions, such as Duets, and Sing and Dance mode.

'Officers' - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2005 @ 3:22 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

The non-linear plot of Officers preserves the established facts of the origins of WWII and allows gamers to lead any of three sides to victory: USSR, Germany and Allies (GB and USA). The game recreates the real structures of all participants' armies, using the real arsenal, equipment and military techniques.

Vin Diesel Starring In 'Hitman' Movie

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2005 @ 2:48 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Fox has tapped Skip Woods, known for Swordfish, to adapt its feature version of Hitman videogame, with Vin Diesel toplining and exec producer. The story centers on an international assassin, known as Agent 47, who works for a mysterious org dubbed the Agency. Fox picked up the Eidos videogame franchise in June from producers Chuck Gordon and Adrian Askarieh, and recently also signed a deal with Universal, Peter Jackson for Microsoft's Halo adaptation.

Ubisoft Europe Signs 'Crazy Frog Racer' (GBA/PS2/PC) - Screens

by Rainier on Oct. 21, 2005 @ 2:38 a.m. PDT | Filed under News

Ubisoft today announced that it has signed a deal with Digital Jesters to distribute Crazy Frog Racer in UK, Benelux, Australia, New Zealand and the export territories. Crazy Frog Racer is a high-speed, high-octane Wacky Races style game.